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Over the past decade, donor-funded policies and programs designed to addressundernutrition in the Global South have shifted away from agriculture-based strategiestoward nutrient supplementation and food fortification programs. Given the potentialbenefits resulting from agriculture-based nutrition interventions, this study uses Qmethodology to explore the views of a range of stakeholders from both developed anddeveloping countries on the value of-and constraints related to-gender-sensitive,nutrition-oriented agricultural projects. The three distinct viewpoints that emerge fromthis exercise all support the use of agricultural strategies to improve nutrition andunderline the importance of gender-sensitive approaches. The viewpoints differ,however, on the relative importance of nutrition education, the strategic use of nutrientsupplementation and food fortification, and the degree to which agriculture-basedapproaches have an impact on nutrition. The findings indicate that there is commonground among a range of stakeholders-donors, researchers, policymakers, and programpractitioners-on the benefits of agriculture and gender-sensitive strategies to improvenutrition. These areas of agreement can serve as a foundation for forging an effectiveintegrative strategy to improve nutrition that includes gender-sensitive agriculturalapproaches.

Keywords: Nutrition ; Agriculture ; Gender ; Q Methodology

Subject(s): Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Issue Date: 2003

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/16454

Total Pages: 28

Series Statement: FCND Discussion Paper 154

Record appears in: CGIAR > International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) > FCND Discussion Papers





Autor: Levin, Carol E. ; Long, Jennifer ; Simler, Kenneth R. ; Johnson-Welch, Charlotte

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/16454?ln=en







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